Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Advance voting in area runoff races starts Tuesday

Advance in-person voting starts today in statewide July 26 runoff elections, including a local judgeship and state Senate primary.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 10, 2016

Anderson says he will debate Grzybowski in Senate District 24 runoff

State Senate hopeful Lee Anderson said he's agreed to debate fellow runoff candidate Greg Grzybowski, although Grzybowski said he's not heard from Anderson.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Retired postal worker aims to unseat Smith

A retired postal worker with deep local connections is seeking to unseat an entrenched Augusta state representative dogged by campaign financial reporting issues.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Augusta candidates vie for senior votes

Senior citizens from Augusta senior centers were bused in to hear numerous political candidates ask them for support.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Allen says Trump preferable to Democrat in White House

Stopping short of endorsing the Republican frontrunner, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen said Friday he prefers Donald Trump as president to anyone Democrats might put in office.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ex-officer to run against Roundtree as Republican

Brian McDuffie has qualified as a Republican to run against his former boss, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree. McDuffie said Thursday that his campaign is based around "bringing more ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, March 7, 2016

Augusta area candidates file during first day of qualifying

Among those were former state Rep. Lee Anderson, who lost a much criticized run for Congress in 2012 and is seeking to replace the retiring Sen. Bill Jackson in the Georgia General Assembly.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Clinton, Trump win over Georgia voters

Hillary Clinton's decisive victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African-American voters to win. But Donald Trump's victory threw expectations about blocs of ...
By Kathleen Foody

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Georgia secretary of state promotes 'SEC Primary'

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's "SEC primary" plan moves up the primary election dates for several Southern states so they "play a more relevant role" in the 2016 presidential election.
By Sean Gruber

Low turnout expected for SPLOST, other area elections

A forecast of rain will probably increase the likelihood of the dismal turnout elections officials expect for today's sales tax referendum and other area elections.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Richmond County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

Richmond County sample ballot

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Growth and traffic concerns dominate District 3 debate

The topics of traffic, growth and the future of Columbia County dominated discussion among the five men vying to become the county's next District 3 commissioner at a debate Wednesday night in Evans.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Kemp's Peanut Poll aims to draw candidates

ATLANTA - Now that the state has a presidential primary scheduled at a time to draw candidates to Georgia, a new wrinkle may provide added incentive.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, March 16, 2015

Education sales tax to get vote

If approved, the education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) referendum will renew collection of the tax starting in 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, March 9, 2015

New SPLOST 7 referendum slated for November ballot

Augusta voters may see a special purpose, local option sales tax referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot after the rapidly assembled SPLOST 7 package failed last May.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Isakson kicks off re-election bid

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Early voting begins next week for runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Deal celebrates win, lays out second-term priorities

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that his second term will include a deliberate approach to reviewing how Georgia funds K-12 schools, one day after defeating Democrat Jason Carter.
By Kathleen Foody

Groups question elections officials after hassles at polls

ATLANTA - State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced when they went to the polls Tuesday reinforced their skepticism toward Georgia elections officials and voter ...

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Runoffs likely, poll indicates

ATLANTA -- A poll released Monday show that by the time all the votes are counted Tuesday night, the elections for governor and senator are likely to go extra innings.
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